Poetry of witness: Uzbek identity and the response to Andijon

  title={Poetry of witness: Uzbek identity and the response to Andijon},
  author={Sarah Kendzior},
  journal={Central Asian Survey},
  pages={317 - 334}
ABSTRACT This article focuses on poetry written about the 13 May 2005 events in Andijon, Uzbekistan to examine how Uzbek identity is expressed in relation to the narrow nationalism of post-Soviet Uzbek state culture. While the Uzbek government insists the 13 May events were a justified retaliation against armed insurgents, the authors of the Andijon poems portray the episode as a brutal attack on innocent civilians by government forces. In so doing, they not only contradict the official state… 
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